Students who already have a degree and want to study the Social Work course are eligible to apply for the Maintenance Loan, Supplementary Grants, Social Work Bursary and PLOA. 2nd degree students will not be able to receive a Maintenance Grant and will be required to fund the £9000 tuition fees themselves.
Swansea University provides further support for care experienced young people, more information can be obtained here.
Studying the MSc in Social Work
At Swansea University the fees for the Masters in Social Work for 2016/17 are set at £6,400.
Welsh Domiciled Students are able to apply for the following:
Social Work Bursary
Social Work Bursaries of £6,640 (which includes a contribution of £3,390 towards Tuition Fees) are available to students on the MA in Social Work. However students must:
Be ordinarily resident in Wales and
Be studying in a Welsh institution and
not be receiving a financial incentive to train from an employer.
The bursary is non-income assessed and does not need to be repaid. Each Social Work programme is allocated a set number from the 227 bursaries available to ensure a fair distribution. Students are therefore ‘nominated’ by the institution to Social Care Wales for a Bursary. Therefore not every eligible student will be entitled to receive this funding.
This is designed to provide a contribution towards placement expenses that Social Work students incur as an integral part of their qualifying training. Eligible students who normally live in Wales are able to claim up to £7.50 per practice learning opportunity day. For more information about the allowance please visit: https://socialcare.wales/careers/practice-learning-opportunity-allowance-ploa
In addition to the bursary detailed above, you may be entitled to apply to Social Care Wales for additional Financial Support dependant on your circumstances and eligibility:
Parental Learning Allowance (PLA). Up to £1,505. This grant assists students with dependent children cover course costs
Childcare Grant (CCG) Up to a maximum of £8,330 per annum for one dependent child and £14,285 for two or more dependent children. Helps with the cost of registered childcare incurred while studying
Adult Dependents Grant (ADG). Up to £2,645. Available if an adult depends on you financially
Disabled Students Allowance. If you require further support due to a disability or learning difficulty, you may be able to apply for Disabled Students Allowance.